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FILE - In this April 7, 2012, file photo, members of the original nine women, from left to right, Billie Jean King, Peaches Bartkowicz, Kristy Pigeon, Valerie Ziegenfuss, Judy Tegart Dalton, Julie Heldman, Kerry Melville Reid, Nancy Richey and Rosie Casals, who helped start the women's professional tennis tour are honored at the Family Circle Cup tennis tournament in Charleston, S.C. The nine signed a dollar contract 50 years ago, and it turned into millions for female tennis players. They were tired of being squeezed out of events by promoters and paid 10 times less than men. (AP Photo/Mic Smith, File)

Original 9, Hewitt, Raymond among nominees for tennis Hall

Sep. 21, 2020 8:48 PM EDT

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Billie Jean King and the other members of the Original 9 who laid the groundwork for the women’s professional tennis tour are the first group nominated together for the International Tennis Hall of Fame. They join Jonas Bjorkman, Sergi Bruguera, Juan Carlos Ferrero, Lleyton...

This July 25, 2020 photo provided by 11th Hour Racing shows the 11th Hour Racing Team during training off the coast of Concarneau, France, after a long winter of modifications. The team will sail the boat across the Atlantic to Rhode Island starting Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020, as it shifts its training base for the next Ocean Race, which has been delayed a year to 2022 due to COVID-19. (Amory Ross/11th Hour Racing via AP)

11th Hour Racing heads back across Atlantic to Rhode Island

Jul. 31, 2020 6:48 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — With the coronavirus pandemic affecting sailing as much as it has other sports, an American-based team planning to compete in the next Ocean Race will relocate from France back to Rhode Island. Newport-based 11th Hour Racing will leave France on Saturday aboard its 60-foot foiling monohull...